Garuda Indonesia and Vietnam Airlines will be expanding their current codeshare agreement to encompass additional services across Southeast Asia.
Under the memorandum of understanding signed by the two carriers last week, the airlines will begin codesharing on domestic Vietnam flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as internationally between Singapore and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
Similarly, domestic Indonesian flights between Jakarta and Bali will be added to the codeshare agreement, as will international services between Singapore and Jakarta and Bali.
Business Traveller recently published a review of Vietnam Airlines’ service between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.[embed]https://www.businesstraveller.com/tried-and-tested/flight-review-vietnam-airlines-a321-economy/[/embed]
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Vietnam Airlines and Garuda Indonesia, both members of the Skyteam Alliance, first began cooperating in 2006.
“We are pleased to announce this partnership with Vietnam Airlines which extends our network even further within the Southeast Asia,” said Garuda Indonesia president and CEO, Pahala Mansury. “Vietnam is an important market for Indonesia and through this partnership we can offer more travel options for the increasing number of passengers travelling between the two countries. At the same time, the agreement is expected to boost trade and tourism activities by making Indonesia much more accessible for Vietnam visitors.”
In related news, Vietnam Airlines relocated to Jakarta’s Terminal 3 from its previous location in Terminal 2 back in July.